Current Affairs April 5 2018
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National Current Affairs
Mother’s Absolute Affection (MAA) programme launched by Himachal Pradesh Health Minister Vipin Parmar
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) unveils beta version of ‘Virtual ID’.
9th India, Japan, US trilateral meeting held in New Delhi
Internet Security Threat Report – India third most vulnerable country to cyber threats
According to Steel Users Federation of India (SUFI), India has overtaken Japan to become world’s second largest producer of crude steel in February 2018. China is the largest producer of crude steel in the world.
SoftBank Group Corp of Japan has planned to launch a $930 million Indian joint solar energy venture with GCL System Integration Technology Co, a Chinese firm, as part of its India solar investment roadmap.
Cabinet approves rightsizing Competition Commission of India
The Union Cabinet has approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector. The MoU was signed in February 2018 with Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime of UAE
The Union Cabinet has been apprised of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Canada to foster cross-border partnerships focused on research excellence and industry-academic collaboration. The MoU was signed in February 2018 in New Delhi.
The Union Cabinet has approved closure of Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) Burn Standard Company Ltd (BSCL) under Ministry of Railways.
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved signing of Cooperation Arrangement between India and Afghanistan for cooperation in the field of food safety and related areas.
The Union Cabinet has given its ex post facto approval to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Iran on establishment of an expert group on trade remedy measures.
International Current Affairs
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched construction of Turkey’s first ever nuclear plant on the Mediterranean coast at Akkuyu.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Study Khazana, an e-portal, was awarded “For best emerging online Education Portal in North India” at the ‘World Education Summit and Award 2018’ at New Delhi.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected as the President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for the next 4 years.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered ‘Icarus’, the farthest individual star ever seen.
NASA successfully tests supersonic Mars landing parachute – ASPIRE
21st edition of the Commonwealth Games started at Carrara Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.